OURS National Scholarships

Huntington Award

Next deadline: January 10, 2025

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides $30,000 stipends for 1–3 graduating college seniors to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career. The proposal may encompass any activity that furthers the public good. It can be undertaken by the student alone or working through established charitable, religious, educational, governmental, or other public service organizations. Projects that have the potential to be sustainable are favored, and therefore many of the projects initiated by past award recipients continue to benefit people today. Students are encouraged to develop their own proposals for public service in the U.S. or abroad.

Prospective applicants should make an advising appointment with Alicia Hayes, the campus representative for the Huntington Public Service Award.

Eligibility Requirements

All current students graduating from accredited U.S. colleges before the application deadline are invited to apply.

Selection Criteria

Awards will be based on the quality of the proposal, academic record, and other personal achievements.

Application Requirements

• Application form
• Brief abstract of the proposal (100 words)
• Proposal (1,000 words or less), including:
– Brief statement of need for the project
– Specific measurable target objectives
– Schedule for project tasks
– Sustainability of the project
• Budget
• Three letters of recommendation
• Official transcript
• Resume

For more information about this opportunity, visit the Huntington Public Service Award website (opens external site).